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Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reduction

Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reduction

The last of the higher activity liquid waste produced during Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR)  fuel reprocessing has been made safe for future generations It is an important milestone in the immobilisation of the historic liquid waste, known as raffinate, created from reprocessing undertaken during...

Dounreay ambassadors inspire students

Dounreay ambassadors inspire students

Three Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassadors from Dounreay have been inspiring youngsters at a local primary school The Technical directorate encouraged Andrew Dunnett, Greg McEwan and Susan Bunch to become involved with STEM Local STEM coordinator Pat Keiran explained...

New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactor

New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactor

An off the shelf CCTV camera is providing crystal clear images from the depths of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) Fifty years on from the construction of PFR, the reactor decommissioning team is viewing footage that will enable it to pull apart the innards of the second and last fast...

Dounreay sponsors employment preparation course

Seven students have successfully completed the Ready Steady Work course sponsored by Dounreay and North Highland College The course gives the students an opportunity to prepare themselves for employment by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to secure the job they want The course...

First class experience for Dounreay’s new graduates

First class experience for Dounreay’s new graduates

Ten new graduates started their careers at Dounreay this week as the company’s graduate development programme entered its second year Applications to the scheme soared after the success of last year’s first ever graduate intake, with more than 200 applications received Candidates were put...

Dounreay gets the NaK

The destruction of one of the highest hazards remaining in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate has been completed at Dounreay Around 68 tonnes of highly radioactive liquid metal coolant was removed from the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) and safely destroyed over a ten year period...